“Tricia Spencer’s own deep family fiddling roots and Howard Rains’ passion for saving
old Texas music from extinction come together in this beautiful collection of tunes, songs
and paintings. I immediately had the feeling of being invited into something very musically
personal and special. Strong harmonies and nice, tight playing, congratulations on a fabulous project.”
The Skeleton Keys, (2017) Spencer & Rains and the Old Time Tiki Parlour present seventeen tracks of old time music, each song collaboratively illustrated by Tricia and Howard in a full color, 40-page book, bound in a beautiful, 7.25”x5.5” letter press cover. The recording also features Charlie & Nancy Hartness on uke and guitar respectively, Brendan Doyle on banjo, and Emily Mann on bass.
Printed and hand assembled by Stumptown Printers in Portland, OR on recycled paper using vegetable-based inks.